IF Brommapojkarna

Idrottsföreningen Brommapojkarna, more commonly known as Brommapojkarna (meaning the Bromma boys) or simply BP, is a Swedish football club located in the borough of Bromma, in the western parts of Stockholm municipality. Brommapojkarna is the largest football club in Europe in terms of the number of active teams of all ages – in 2007 there were 247 teams and 3,000 players. The women's team plays in Elitettan, the Second tier. There is also a floorball department.

IF Brommapojkarna
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Full nameIdrottsföreningen Brommapojkarna
Short nameBP
Founded13 April 1942; 78 years ago (1942-04-13)
GroundGrimsta IP, Stockholm
Capacity6,820
ChairmanFredrik Bergholm
Head coachShaun Constable
LeagueDivision 1 Norra
2019Superettan, 15th Decrease
WebsiteClub website

The club is famous for its youth academy, which has produced numerous top-quality Swedish players throughout the years. The club is affiliated to the Stockholms Fotbollförbund.[1]

HistoryEdit

The club was formed in 1942. It has earlier had many more sports on its programme, such as athletics, bandy and ice hockey.

They became affiliated with Manchester United after Bojan Djordjic was transferred to the Red Devils in 1999. However, this deal has since expired as Bromma believed it would weaken talks with other Premiership clubs. The club now has a similar affiliation with local United rivals Manchester City, where former Bromma youth, and Sweden International John Guidetti marked his trade, until his transfer to La Liga club Celta Vigo in 2015.[2]

The club was promoted to the Allsvenskan for the first time on 12 November 2006 after beating BK Häcken in the promotion-relegation play-offs. On 16 November 2008, the team reached Allsvenskan for the second time after a 1–1 draw against Ljungskile SK.[3] It guaranteed remain in Allsvenskan for 2010 season despite losing 3–0 to home match against IFK Göteborg on October 23, 2009. In 2010, Bromma came in last and were relegated to Superettan, where they played in 2011 and 2012. In 2012 they finished 2nd in Superettan and were promoted to Allsvenskan for the third time.

PlayersEdit

First-team squadEdit

As of 2 February 2020

Note: Flags indicate national team as defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality.

No. Pos. Nation Player
1 GK   SWE Jonas Olsson
2 DF   SWE Jakob Glasberg
3 DF   SWE Ali Suljić
4 DF   SWE Amadeus Sögaard
5 DF   SWE Axel Wallenborg
6 MF   SWE Gustav Sandberg Magnusson (captain)
7 MF   SWE Simon Helg
8 MF   SWE Alexander Seger
9 FW   SWE Omar Faraj
10 FW   SWE Oskar Nordlund
11 FW   SWE Oskar Fallenius
14 FW   SWE Albin Linnér
No. Pos. Nation Player
16 DF   SWE Alexander Fioretos
17 MF   SWE Aron Sandén
18 DF   SWE Jesper Arvidsson
19 MF   SWE Christer Gustafsson
20 GK   SWE Alexander Lundin
24 DF   SWE Jesper Ceesay
25 DF   SWE Cameron Streete
26 DF   SWE Adam Grundström
27 DF   SWE Samuel Svenlén


MF   SWE Endreas Tesfai
DF   SWE Felix Bennarp

Notable playersEdit

List criteria:

  • player has been inducted into the official "Hall of Fame" of IF Brommapojkarna.[4]
Name Nationality Position Brommapojkarna
career
Total
appearances
Total
goals
Year of induction
Bo Lundberg Sweden Forward 1971–1981 212 67 2014
Kjell Jonevret Sweden Forward 1979–1983
1985–1987
163 96 2014
Anders Limpar Sweden Midfielder 1981–1986
2000–2002
96 23 2014
Olof Guterstam Sweden Forward 2002–2007
2009–2010
211 54 2014
Pontus Segerström Sweden Defender 1998–2004
2010–2014
245 8 2015
Sten-Ove Ramberg Sweden Midfielder 1973–1978 119 12 2015
Jon Persson Sweden Defender 2000–2009 237 10 2015
Berndt Magnusson Sweden Goalkeeper 1985–1997 271 0 2016
Daniel Majstorović Sweden Defender 1986–1997 34 1 2016
Björn Jonasson Sweden Goalkeeper 1958–1972 208 11 2017
Per Ferm Sweden Forward 1985–1990
1992–1996
234 70 2017
Jan Seipel Sweden Forward 1965–1974
1979
178 62 2018
Bengt-Erik Gårdefors Sweden Forward 1977–1985 177 76 2018
Tomas Antonelius Sweden Defender 1991–1996 103 4 2018
Dejan Kulusevski Sweden Forward/Midfielder

European recordEdit

Season Competition Round Club Home Away Aggregate
2014–15 UEFA Europa League 1Q   VPS 2–0 1–2 3–2  
2Q   Crusaders 4–0 1–1 5–1  
3Q   Torino 0–3 0–4 0–7  
Notes
  • 1Q: First qualifying round
  • 2Q: Second qualifying round
  • 3Q: Third qualifying round

Season to seasonEdit

Season Level Division Section Position Movements
2003 Tier 2 Superettan 6th
2004 Tier 2 Superettan 10th
2005 Tier 2 Superettan 6th
2006 Tier 2 Superettan 3rd Promotion Playoff – Promoted
2007 Tier 1 Allsvenskan 14th Relegated
2008 Tier 2 Superettan 3rd Promotion Playoff – Promoted
2009 Tier 1 Allsvenskan 12th
2010 Tier 1 Allsvenskan 16th Relegated
2011 Tier 2 Superettan 6th
2012 Tier 2 Superettan 2nd Promoted
2013 Tier 1 Allsvenskan 13th
2014 Tier 1 Allsvenskan 16th Relegated
2015 Tier 2 Superettan 16th Relegated
2016 Tier 3 Division 1 Norra 1st Promoted
2017 Tier 2 Superettan 1st Promoted
2018 Tier 1 Allsvenskan 14th Relegation Playoff - Relegated
2019 Tier 2 Superettan 15th Relegated
2020 Tier 3 Division 1 Norra

* League restructuring in 2006 resulted in a new division being created at Tier 3 and subsequent divisions dropping a level. [5]

AttendancesEdit

In recent seasons IF Brommapojkarna have had the following average attendances:

Season Average Attendance Division / Section Level
2003 825 Superettan Tier 2
2004 855 Superettan Tier 2
2005 1,242 Superettan Tier 2
2006 1,144 Superettan Tier 2
2007 4,571 Allsvenskan Tier 1
2008 949 Superettan Tier 2
2009 2,860 Allsvenskan Tier 1
2010 2,262 Allsvenskan Tier 1
2011 1,065 Superettan Tier 2
2012 1,239 Superettan Tier 2
2013 1,532 Allsvenskan Tier 1
2014 1,327 Allsvenskan Tier 1
2015 888 Superettan Tier 2
2016 532 Division 1 Norra Tier 3
2017 1,159 Superettan Tier 2
2018 2,307 Allsvenskan Tier 1
2019 561 Superettan Tier 2
2020 Division 1 Norra Tier 3

* Attendances are provided in the Publikliga sections of the Svenska Fotbollförbundet website. [6]

HonoursEdit

ManagersEdit

FootnotesEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Kontaktuppgifter och tävlingar – Stockholms Fotbollförbund – Svenskfotboll.se". Retrieved 2011-01-13.
  2. ^ "Celta Vigo sign John Guidetti on free transfer". Retrieved 2015-09-18.
  3. ^ "BP tillbaka i allsvenskan".
  4. ^ "Hall of Fame" (in Swedish). IF Brommapojkarna. Retrieved 2018-04-24.
  5. ^ "GAIS – Lagfacta – Västra Frölunda IF". Retrieved 7 September 2010.[permanent dead link]
  6. ^ "Kontaktuppgifter och tävlingar – Svenska Fotbollförbundet – svenskfotboll.se". Retrieved 2010-11-16.
  7. ^ a b https://www.aftonbladet.se/sportbladet/fotboll/a/5VgnoX/bekraftat-luis-pimenta-sparkad-av-bp

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